YOung Filmmakers
Workshops

Create your own film! Explore your talents by attending our workshops just for fun or to create a great entry for the Young Filmmakers Contest. Brought to you with partial funding from the Manaaki Foundation.

 Annie Speicher and Matt Wechsler of  Hourglass Films  co-directed the film,  Sustainable , among others.

Annie Speicher and Matt Wechsler of Hourglass Films co-directed the film, Sustainable, among others.

High School Documentary Filmmaking Workshop

Work with professional filmmakers Matt Wechsler and Annie Speicher of Hourglass Films. In this one-day workshop, get in-depth experience planning, interviewing, filming and editing a documentary highlighting a local, environmental issue. Bring a lunch and water bottle.

Saturday, August 11, 2018
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
at Oak Park River Forest High School
REGISTER HERE.
Workshop Cost
: $67 + $3 processing = $70
Class size is limited to 12 students.


Live Action
Filmmaking Workshop

for Grades 6 to 8

Sunday, December 3, 2017
from 1 to 5 p.m.
(code #2216.220 with rfparks.com)
REGISTER HERE.

SOLD OUT!

Live Action
Filmmaking Workshop

for Grades 3 to 5

Sundays, December 10, 2017
1 to 5 p.m.
(code #2216.221 with rfparks.com)
REGISTER HERE.

SOLD OUT!

Location
The Depot, 401 Thatcher Ave., in River Forest.
In collaboration with the River Forest Park District.

Workshop Cost
$30 for residents and $35 for non-residents.
Water and nut-free snack provided.

Important
Bring an ipad or tablet, if possible. Topics covered will be story, framing, audio, lighting, editing and production.

Teachers for Live Action Filmmaking Workshops are David Arthur Wall and Lauren Travers.


Animation Exploration
for Grades K to 8

Look for these in the fall. All equipment provided.
No registration necessary. Walk-ins welcome. There will be no teachers; this is a time for experimentation.

Location
Oak Park Public Library
Sponsored by Steve and Kate's Camp.

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Luis Molinero/Shutterstock

Stop-Motion Animation Workshop for Grades 3 to 8

Saturday, November 11, 2017
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
REGISTER HERE.

Location
Code Play Learn
132 N. Ridgeland Ave., Oak Park

Workshop Cost: $20
Water and nut-free snack provided.

SOLD OUT!

Filmmaking Help
for High Schoolers

Jeff Lassahn teaches Video and Photo.
Wednesdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
No registration necessary. Free.
Call 312-747-5260 to confirm his availability first.

Location
At the Chicago Public Library
Harold Washington Library Center
YouMedia, 400 S. State St.


2017 Filmmaking Workshops Photo Gallery

The One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest is partially funded by a grant from the Manaaki Foundation.